Just hours after Joe Biden announced six new controls on gun rights, the Governor of Tennessee signed a bill allowing most adults over 21 to buy handguns without background checks.
GOP Governor Bill Lee said, “it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their rights.” The governor was referring to the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms.
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Governor Lee tweeted out a photo of the signing where he thanked the members of the Tennessee General Assembly and the NRA for their help in getting this done. Tennessee joins 18 other states now who have the same law.
I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their #2A rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and @NRA for helping get this done. pic.twitter.com/xv2ZenOEZq
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 8, 2021
Governor Lee initially proposed the NRA-backed legislation in 2020 before the COVID pandemic caused Tennessee lawmakers to narrow